We Are Collecting Money For Our Broken Heating/Cooling Unit Tomorrow at Black Sheep Fest.

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We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but a few of you may have noticed it’s been a little hot inside Black Sheep this summer. That’s not just because of climate change, no. That is because our heating/cooling unit has been broken! What a surprise! We have been faced with a $2,500 repair on this unit, which is a bit much for us to wrap our heads around an easy fix or way to raise funds, when we struggle to meet bills on a month to month basis for our all-volunteer space as it is.

With the summer coming to a close and winter coming sooner than later, we are facing the reality of having to raise this money somehow, and will be starting to collect donations at Black Sheep Fest tomorrow. The jar will continue to be out for shows (we also always have a donation jar out at all Black Sheep shows). For those of you can’t make it to the fest or would rather donate online, there is a facebook campaign going right here.

Black Sheep Fest kicks off tomorrow at 3:00 pm. Check out a facebook event right here.

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Black Sheep Fest 2018 This Saturday, Set Times

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It’s hard to believe it, but Black Sheep Fest 2018 is happening this weekend! Wow! The festival starts at 3:00 pm on Saturday and goes on all afternoon and will likely end a little after 10:00 pm at night. For those of you wondering about band set times, we’re here tonight with the official schedule. This has been slightly updated a few times since first announced, including the addition of local-ish comedian Dan Alten appearing a couple of times throughout for a comedy routine.

Bottom Bracket – 9:45pm
Pryss – 9:15pm
Telephone Junkies – 8:30pm
Spellbreaker – 7:55pm
Rockford – 7:15pm
Dan Alten – 6:55pm
No Cash Value – 6:30pm
Livin’ Thing – 5:55pm
Foam Fangers – 5:15pm
Graveswitcher – 4:40pm
MAC – 4:10pm
Heck – 3:40pm
Dan Alten – 3:10pm

Find a facebook event for Black Sheep Fest 2018 right here. Admission this year is $10. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Napalm Death Is Dead (Japan), Unexamine, Penis Geyser, Uncle Sam’s Mutagenic Children, Gutterpriest

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Tonight! It’s a Thursday night and this is what we have going on. We have big noise core act “Napalm Death is Dead” coming all the way from Tokyo, Japan! Wow! They will be coming along with Unexamine – another noise act from California. Check out some pure Unexamined noise on the player below. Then we have an act from Ohio with a NOT very family appropriate name *warning* and that is “Penis Geyser” (that is right, we did not edit) (sorry). This show will also be the passing of one local act and the welcoming in of a brand new one. The act playing it’s final show is Gutterpriest – which has been active playing noise in Springfield for a few years now. The first ever show is of a new band called “Uncle Sam’s Mutagenic Children”!

This show starts next Thursday at 7:00 pm, admission is $5 or whatever you can do to support the touring acts. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to take a look at what else is coming up in the next few months.

 

Today outside of Black Sheep: F///\\\M, Imaginary Colours, Animals With Human Names, Nighthawk

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We are taking part in something a little bit different than our usual show today! Bourbon Street Rhythm & Ribs are setting up Southtown Blues Festival where a good portion of 11th and Brown Streets have been blocked off for a weekend full of music, food and games. Black Sheep is lucky to be working with Bourbon Street this year in setting up our own showcase happening today at 1:30 pm.

Who’s playing? Well, we have the return of Chuck Mountain (or F///\\\M) for short, (you might also know him as Big Baby, B-Dawg, Brandad, etc). We also have a newer Springfield project called Imaginary Colours which performed at our last open mic this past weekend. Stream some of Imaginary Colour’s music on the player below. Up before that is the hip hop project of Jim Whitehead called Animals With Human Names. There will plenty of dancing to be done for that. And don’t forget the last special act we have lined up for this – Nighthawk himself! That’s right.

Our showcase starts at 1:30 pm and the festival goes on all the rest of today and tomorrow. Check out more info on the whole festival right here. And find an event for our showcase right here. By the way, the entire festival is FREE for the whole family. Also check out our upcoming shows page for a look at what else we have coming up at Black Sheep for the remainder of the summer.

Today On Black Sheep Radio: Scott and Joe of Activator Magazine

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It’s been a minute since we’ve really gotten back into the swing of things on The Black Sheep Radio Show with guest hosts and interviews. Today we are back at it with just that – and we are happy to announce that we have Scott Faingold and Joe Copley, founders of Activator Magazine coming in to sit down with us on air. Activator is the newest monthly publication coming out of Springfield, focusing mainly on DIY music in our town and surrounding areas. Launched at the start of June, they are even already three issues in, with the latest having just come out a few days ago!

The Black Sheep Radio Show airs today and every Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on 88.3 WQNA on your radio dial. You can tune in online during that same time at wqna.net. Scott and Joe will be joining us halfway through the program.

August 9th at Black Sheep: Napalm Death Is Dead (Japan), Unexamine, Penis Geyser, Uncle Sam’s Mutagenic Children, Gutterpriest

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Wow would you look at this one! There certainly is a lot lined up for this show which is happening exactly one week from tonight on Thursday, August 9th. We have big noise core act “Napalm Death is Dead” coming all the way from Tokyo, Japan! Wow! They will be coming along with Unexamine – another noise act from California. Check out some pure Unexamined noise on the player below. Then we have an act from Ohio with a NOT very family appropriate name *warning* and that is “Penis Geyser” (that is right, we did not edit) (sorry). This show will also be the passing of one local act and the welcoming in of a brand new one. The act playing it’s final show is Gutterpriest – which has been active playing noise in Springfield for a few years now. The first ever show is of a new band called “Uncle Sam’s Mutagenic Children”!

This show starts next Thursday at 7:00 pm, admission is $5 or whatever you can do to support the touring acts. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to take a look at what else is coming up in the next few months.

 

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

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It’s another week at Southtown record store Dumb Records (1107 South Grand Ave. East), and while it’s been slow for shows at Black Sheep, the record store sure has not slowed down adding record to the shelves and also shipping them out. The store is also very active on twitter nowadays. We hope to see some of those 30,000 motorcyclists in our city this upcoming weekend hanging out in our store. Let’s take a look at the store hours and then get into what’s new this week.

Wednesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday: noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday: noon – 8:00 pm

Used LPs
Al Green – Higher Plane
Alabama – My Home Is In Alabama
Andy Williams – Born Free
Barbara Mandrell – In Black & White
Barbara Mandrell – Treat Him Right
Bill Anderson – Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Billy Kelly – Sings Come Spring Plus Eleven More
Blue Magic – Magic #
Bobby Vinton – Party Album
The Brothers Johnson – Winners
The Browns – Sing The Big Ones From The Country
Captain & Tennille – Dream
Carole Farley – And Vienna Dances
The Chambers Brothers – Greatest Hits
Charley Pride – Charley Pride’s 10th Album
Clarence Carter – Let’s Burn
Connie Smith – The Best of Connie Smith
Crown Heights Affair – Do It Your Way
Crystal Gayle – When I Dream
Crystal Gayle – Favorites
Danny Davis And The Nashville Brass – Live-In Person!
Dave Dudley – It’s My Lazy Day
David Carroll – Contrasts
David Carroll – All The World Dances
The Dells vs. The Dramatics
Donna Fargo – The Happiest Girl In THe Whole U.S.A.
The Dramatics – Drama V
The Dramatics – Joy Ride
The Dramatics – New Dimension
The Dramatics – Shake It Well
Ernest Tubb – Another Story
Ernest Tubb – Country Hits Old And New
Family Record & Tape Club – Celebration of Praise Volume 1
Farback – Is This The Future?
Fortune – Fortune
The Four Aces – THe Golden Hits Of THe Four Aces
Four Tops – Catfish
The Gap Band – Gap Band VI
Glenn Miller – This Time The Dream’s On Me
Glenn Yarbrough – It’s Gonna Be Fine
Grover Washington Jr. – Baddest
The Guess Who – Flavours
Happy O’Hoolihan & His Teardrops – Winchester Cathedral
Hank Snow – Country And Western Jamboree
Hank Thompson – Where Is The Circus
Henry Mancini – Charade
Henry Mancini – The Blues And The Beat
Homer And Jethro – The Old Crusty Minstrels
Image Publique S.A. – Paris Au Printemps
Jackie Gleason – The Best of Jackie Gleason
Jaye P. Morgan – Just You Just Me
Jerry Vale – Have You Looked Into Your Heart
Jimmy Smith – Sit On It!
Journey – Raised On Radio
Kate Smith – I’ll Be Seeing You
Kool Moe Dee – How Ya Like Me Now
Lerner & Loewe – Favorites
Liberace – The Best of Liberace
Living Strings – Songs Made Famous By Jim Reeves
Living Strings – The Sound of Music
Mahalia – Sings The Gospel
MARRS – Pump Up The Volume
Marvin Rainwater – Marvin Rainwater
Michael Murphey – Blue Sky-Night Thunder
Mitch Miller – Saturday Night Sing Along
Ozark Mountain Dare Devils – s/t
Paddy Noonan – Irish Party
Pat Boone – Sings Irving Berlin
Pete Fountain – Music From Dixie
Percy Faith – Shangri-La!
Public Image – First Issue
Ray Charles – 20 Hits of The Genius
Ray Price – Take Me As I Am
Rex Allen – Melodies Of The Plains
Roger Miller – Engine, Engine #9
Roy Clark – Magnificent Sanctuary Band
Sammy Kaye – Dreamy Dancing
Side Effect – What You Need
The Singing Strings – Dream Along With The Singing Strings
Stan Wolowic – The Polka Chips
Standells – The Hot Ones!
The Temptations – Surface Thrills
Tina Turner – Break Every Rule
Tommy Garrett – Our Love Affair
Various – America Sings
Various – The Country Shindig In The Barn
Various – New Sounds! Time Series 2000
Various – Truck Drivin’ Son Of A Gun
Wah Wah Watson – Elementary
Waylon Jennings – Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town
101 Strings – The Soul of Spain